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Thanking our medical frontliners

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By Ermin Garcia Jr. I volunteered to take a “sabbatical leave” from posting and reading points of view last Wednesday, because I knew I had to clear my mind and focus on God’s teachings and suffering. These after all are what the pandemic is all about. There are lessons to…

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Mayor Lim’s sheer COVID folly By Ermin Garcia Jr.   DAGUPAN Mayor Brian Lim must be tempting the gods of COVID-19 to trigger a major surge in COVID cases in the city and other towns by keeping the Tondaligan Beach open throughout the Holy Week. He’s either one helluva pasaway…

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Petition PRRD to stop Bocaue scheme By Ermin Garcia Jr.    THE plan of LTFRB to detour Pangasinan residents intending to travel to Quezon City and back via Bocaue terminal can only benefit no one except the investors of the Bocaue terminal and DOTr officials that endorsed the scheme. Let’s…

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DOTr’s new profiteering scheme via LTFRB By Ermin Garcia Jr.      WHILE the news from the LTFRB about the expected resumption of operations of bus companies this month is good and beneficial, there is a caveat that removes the full benefit to passengers. I refer to the requirement of…

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No bus trips from Dagupan to QC? By Ermin Garcia Jr.   SOMETHING just isn’t right – I see provincial buses cruising to La Union and Ilocos provinces from Quezon City but no provincial bus coasting along to Pangasinan. How is it possible that the smaller provinces with much smaller…

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What was 1986 People Power about? By Ermin Garcia Jr.   The observance of the February 1986 People Power anniversary came and went this year, without an endearing statement even from those who earnestly want to remember and celebrate the event. Speaking for myself, I was in EDSA for 3…

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Crisis, crimes, accidents waiting to happen By Ermin Garcia Jr.   THERE is a health crisis waiting to happen in Dagupan City. And perhaps in other cities? As one walks on the streets or drive through the city’s streets and side streets, it is easy to see that discipline among…

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Social media stops profiteering in LTO By Ermin Garcia Jr.   THE senate hearing last week on the implementation of the Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Center dealt DOTr and LTO a serious blow to their unchecked hubris, arrogance and greed for decades. They were made to eat humble pie, with…

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PMVICs profits vs. COVID-19 pandemic By Ermin Garcia Jr.   THE Land Transportation Office’s decision to implement its Memorandum Circular 2018-2518 this year in spite of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, is about to wipe out the legacy being worked on by the Duterte administration over the last four…

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